Pulverize salt petre and sweet oil mixed well and applied to the sore joints often brings relief. Bunions are usually caused by wearing shoes too short.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bunion, bunions, civic, feet, foot, joint, joints, saltpetre, shoes, sweet oil | Comment (0)
Mix together a little Indian meal and cold water, till it is about the consistence of thick mush. Then bind it on the corn by wrapping a small slip of thin rag round the toe. It will not prevent you from wearing your shoe and stocking. In two or three hours take it off, and you will find the corn much softened. Cut off as much of it as is soft with a penknife or scissors. Then put on a fresh poultice, and repeat it till the corn is entirely levelled, as it will be after a few regular applications of the remedy; which will be found successful whenever the corn returns. There is no permanent cure for them.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corns, feet, foot, indian meal, leslie, mush, poultice, rag, toe | Comment (0)
Dip the feet every night and morning in cold water, withdrawing them in a minute or two, and drying them by rubbing them very hard with a coarse towel. To put them immediately into a pail of brine brought from a pickle tub is another excellent remedy when feet are found to be frosted.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: brine, chilblain, chilblains, feet, foot, leslie, pickle, towel | Comment (0)
Sleep with hot water bag at the feet. A garter tied tightly around the leg often effects a cure. Quick, hard rubbing is best in sudden, painful attacks. Often it is essential to walk about the room to bring the circulation of blood to the feet again.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: civic, cramp, cramps, feet, foot, garter, hot water bag, hot water bottle, leg, legs, rubbing | Comment (0)
When corns are troublesome make a shield of buckskin leather an inch or two across, with a hole cut in the center the size of the corn; touch the exposed spot with pyroligneous acid which will eat it away in a few applications. Besides this a strong mixture of carbolic acid, and glycerine is good, say one-half as much acid as glycerine. Turpentine may also be used for corns and bunions. A weaker solution of carbolic acid will heal soft corns between the toes. A French medical journal reports the cure of the most refactory corns by the morning and evening application with a brush of a drop of a solution of the perchloride of iron. It states, that after a fortnight’s continued application, without pain, a patient who had suffered martyrdom for nearly forty years was entirely relieved.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: buckskin, buckskin leather, bunions, carbolic acid, corn. foot, corns, feet, glycerin, glycerine, housekeeper, iron, leather, perchloride of iron, pyroligneous acid, turpentine | Comment (0)
“It is said that the water in which potatoes have been boiled with the skins on forms a speedy and harmless dye for the hair and eyebrows. The pareings of potatoes before cooking may be boiled by themselves, and the water strained off for use. To apply it the shoulders should be covered with cloths to protect the dress and a fine comb dipped in the water drawn through the hair, wetting it at each stroke, until the head is thoroughly soaked. Let the hair dry thoroughly before putting it up. If the result is not satisfactory the first time, repeat the wetting with a sponge, taking care not to discolor the skin of the brow and neck. No hesitation need be felt about trying this, for potato-water is a safe article used in the household in a variety of ways. It relieves chilblains if the feet are soaked in it while the water is hot, and is said to ease rheumatic gout.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: chilblain, chilblains, comb, dye, eyebrow, eyebrows, feet, foot, gout, hair, hair dye, head, housekeeper, potato, potatoes, rheumatic gout | Comment (0)
Bathe the corn in warm water, with a sponge, on going to bed, until it has become tender ; then wet the corn with a bit of slackened potash, or some caustic of potash, or with a very strong ley. Repeat two or three times.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: caustic of potash, corn, corns, feet, foot, ley, potash, prescott, skin, sponge | Comment (0)
At the very first symptoms, have the feet bathed upon going to bed, and take three grains of quinine (five grains is sometimes given), twenty drops of laudanum, in a tablespoonful of ginger tea or water. If not relieved by the first dose, repeat the next night. Two doses will generally relieve an obstinate cold.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cold, feet, foot, ginger tea, hills, laudanum, quinine | Comment (0)